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Jericho Brown: The Tradition
May 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host poet Jericho Brown who will read from and discuss his daring new poetry collection, The Tradition.
The Tradition questions why and how we’ve become accustomed to terror: in the bedroom, the classroom, the workplace, and the movie theater. From mass shootings to rape to the murder of unarmed people by police, Brown interrupts complacency by locating each emergency in the garden of the body, where living things grow and wither—or survive. In the urgency born of real danger, Brown’s work is at its most innovative. His invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is an all-out exhibition of formal skill, and his lyrics move through elegy and memory with a breathless cadence.
Charis will sell books at this event which is free and open to the public.